Ben Matranga worked on Mayor Ed Lee’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce traffic fatalities in San Francisco to zero by 2024. Ben worked to direct, coordinate, and communicate critical, multi-faceted initiatives and ensure successful implementation. The Vision Zero initiative brought together numerous city departments to focus on five critical areas – engineering, education, enforcement, evaluation, and policy – and worked towards expanding existing goals to reduce traffic collisions and improve the safety of San Francisco’s streets. Ben collaborated with community stakeholders, as well as across city departments to develop and implement action plans to achieve Vision Zero.
BEN MATRANGA (2014-15) came to FUSE in 2014 with a decade of experience in investments and economic development initiatives in emerging markets. His experience spanned all stages of the investment process – from idea creation and implementation to analysis and negotiation, portfolio management and corporate governance where he served as Board Director of four portfolio companies. Previously, he was an Investment Officer with The Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), a $350 million investment fund founded by George Soros, where he established offices in Monrovia, Liberia and Nairobi, Kenya. After his fellowship, Ben continued to serve Mayor Ed Lee working on implementation of the city’s Vision Zero Plan. Ben currently works as the Director of Investments for International Network Investments & GMPC LLC. Ben holds a BA in Economics and Political Science and an MPA in Public Policy and Finance, both from New York University.
2014-2015 | City and County of San Francisco - Office of the Mayor